Okay… there are TONS of fabulous reasons to write but there are probably more than one not to. I’ve heard it said, if you can give up writing, then you probably should. It’s an obsession, a compulsion, a calling much more than a decision to most people.
I feel that it’s my calling and most of the time, I love it. There’s nothing more exciting than the opportunities that come with a blank page or the knowledge that you’re only a couple of chapters off completing a book. I’m thriving on the latter at the moment. But there’s one thing I’d do a LOT more of if I didn’t write… it’s probably the thing that led me to write in the first place.
You guessed it.
When I’m writing hard on a book, I barely have any time to read. Writing takes up the time that would equal relaxation/leisure time in most people’s world. I don’t watch tv much, because that’s the time when I write. I only read a little just before bed because any free time on evenings and weekends is taken up writing.
As a result, I am so depressingly behind on my TBR pile. I think I’ve probably finished two novels this month and one of them I may actually have started last month. There are SO many books out there I want to read. I keep buying them even if I don’t have the time to read them.
So… as I head towards the finish line on my current wip – Hollywood Heartbreak – I’m already planning a reading vacation, some time off from writing where I indulge my love of books.
Is there anything aside from reading, you miss because of writing?